Assistance

Affordable Connectivity Program

888-225-5322

866-418-0232

45 L Street NE Washington, DC 20554

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Eligibility: A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

tags: broadband, connectivity, internet

Choptank Recovery

410.482.4089

204 North Main Street, Greensboro MD, 21639

Choptank Recovery, a men’s residential 3.1 program, allows gradual re-entry into an independent life, building on newly developed skills and setting a foundation of recovery. The mission of Choptank Recovery is to inspire hope, willingness, and enthusiasm towards recovery in a structured, safe, and comfortable atmosphere where individuals can continue to grow their personal recovery through our ongoing commitment to their individualized treatment plan.

Clients are expected to actively participate in the recovery process that starts with creating a person-centered treatment plan. In addition, they will be encouraged and assisted in pursuing employment, building financial literacy, and connecting with community resources and providers.

Areas Served: Statewide

Eligibility: This program accepts those with MD Medicaid

tags: addiction, recovery, treatment

Greensboro Connects

410-482-6222

111 S. Main Street Greensboro, MD 21639

The Greensboro Connects initiative serves to connect multiple services with residents of Greensboro and those in the surrounding areas of Caroline County. Organizations, to include non-profits, are available to provide services to those that may not have the financial resources or transportation to access such services.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

tags: assistance, food assistance, healthcare, housing, low income, mental health, substance abuse,

Mid-Shore WIC

410-479-8060

410-479-4117

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) is a federally funded program which provides healthy foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under the age of five. Participants in this program may enjoy the benefits of nutrition education, breast feeding support, free healthy food, and referrals to other health and social agencies.

Please visit https://www.carolinehd.org/wic-midshore for more information.

tags: WIC, nutrition, women, infants, children

Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use

240-230-8000

The Maryland Department of Aging is providing durable medical equipment (DME) to Marylanders with any illness, injury, or disability, regardless of age, at no cost. All equipment is collected via donation and is sanitized, repaired, and redistributed to Marylanders in need. This service will improve the quality of life for many Maryland residents and provides them the opportunity to avoid costlier levels of care. 

Who is eligible?  

The beneficiary of the equipment must be a Maryland resident. DME is provided to Maryland residents with any injury, illness, or medical status, regardless of age, at no cost. 

How do you request DME to use?

An online DME Request Form must be completed and submitted. Please visit the website, or call 240-230-8000 to have your questions answered.

Hours: Locations and Hours may be temporarily limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic*​

Critical Repairs Caroline County

410-829-4323

P.O. Box 534 Denton, MD 21629

Critical Repairs Caroline County, a local 501c3 nonprofit, provides essential home repairs or accessibility items to make it possible for low-income or very-low-income resident homeowners to remain safe and secure in their homes with a special focus on the disabled, veterans and families with children.

Typical critical repairs include:
– Handicapped ramps and entry modifications to enable the disabled to access their homes.
– Roof repairs and miscellaneous repairs to restore safety in the home.
– Minor plumbing repairs to provide safe drinking water.
– Modifications to bathrooms to provide accessibility for the disabled.

Critical Repairs Caroline County welcomes volunteers with skills in construction or assembly.

Hours of Operation: 8am – 8pm, Monday – Friday

Areas Served: Caroline County

Eligibility: Low-income to very low-income per HUD standards for Caroline County.

Fees: All repairs are provided at no cost to the resident homeowner.

Preston Lions Club

443-786-0324

Preston Community Center, 114 Williamson St., Preston, MD 21655

Since 1917, Lions have served the world’s population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

The Preston Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, a network of volunteers who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities. The Preston Lions Club supports youth and other activities, conducts vision and hearing tests in schools, and empower volunteers to serve their community.  If you are interested in renting the Preston Community Center, please call Gloria at 443-786-0324. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Preston Community Center, 114 Williamson St., Preston, MD 21655

Lower Shore Clinic -The Retreat Crisis Services

443-859-7774

716 N Division Street Salisbury, MD 21801

The Retreat offers a safe harbor and sanctuary for adults experiencing a psychiatric crisis. As a voluntary alternative to hospitalization, The Retreat provides short term Residential Crisis Services in a community-based setting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In addition to Residential Crisis Services, The Retreat offers crisis counseling. The Retreat is appropriate as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization or to shorten the length of a hospital admission. Anyone who is medically stable, under the care of a physician, and awaiting admission to a psychiatric unit can be safely cared for at The Retreat. Situated in a quiet community, their trained crisis staff offer counseling and therapeutic groups.

Area Served: Eastern Shore Maryland

myMDTHINK

1-800-332-6347

311 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

A consumer portal provided by The Maryland Department of Health and Human Services connecting Maryland residents with public health and human services resources. Please visit myMDTHINK and connect with services to support children and caretakers, including Child Support and information on Foster Care and Adoption services with children; Programs that provide healthcare and assistance for those with disabilities; Maryland programs to assist those in unemployment or seeking skills training; Financial assistance programs to provide food and cash to those who qualify based on income and other factors; Services related to keeping children safe and performing background searches for those intending to work with children; Services to protect and care for elderly and vulnerable adults; and Programs that provide energy assistance and cash grants for housing and other emergencies.

tags: public health, child support, healthcare, disabilities, unemployment, skills training, financial services, protective services, elderly, energy assistance, emergency housing

Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

1-800-242-4WIC(942)

410-333-5683

201 W. Preston Street, 1st Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21201

WIC provides healthy supplemental foods, referrals to other programs, and support for pregnant women, new mothers, and children under the age of five.

tags: WIC, nutrition, women, infants, children